NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet

NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet.
Working as part of a NASA-wide team, engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used software called Disruption-Tolerant Networking, or DTN, to transmit dozens of space images to and from a NASA science spacecraft located about 20 million miles from Earth. This is the first step in creating a totally new space communications capability, an interplanetary Internet, said Adrian Hooke, team lead and manager of space-networking architecture, technology and standards at NASA Headquarters in Washington

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